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IBIS Specialist

Charleston County Sheriff's Office, North Charleston, South Carolina

Salary: $14.89 - $25.62 Hourly

Final Filing Date: October 30, 2020

The Sheriff's Office is currently accepting applications for the position of IBIS Specialist. This person is responsible for test fires, entering fired firearms evidence and components into the National Integrated Ballistic Identification Network (NIBIN), instructing the system to conduct comparisons against the system database, and interpreting the results of the correlations and relaying these interpretations to SLED and ATF.

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The duties and responsibilities include:
  • Providing analysis of shell casings and projectiles by using NIBIN equipment;
  • Cataloging and maintaining files of submitted samples;
  • Providing written reports of all findings;
  • Performing routine maintenance on NIBIN machine;
  • Testifying in court proceedings; and
  • Conducting forensic examinations of fingerprints, firearms, surveillance videos, plant material, etc.


Qualifications for this position include:
  • U.S. citizenship.
  • A high school diploma (or GED).
  • A valid driver’s license or the ability to obtain a South Carolina one upon acceptance of the position.
  • Advanced knowledge of firearms, firearms components, and firearms terminology.
  • Ability to safely work in a firearms/ammunition related environment.
  • Ability to use the EIS or complete EIS training.
  • Ability to operate the NIBIN computer system or successfully complete the NIBIN training and refresher training.
  • Ability to successfully complete National Crime Information Center (NCIC) certification within six months of employment.
  • Substantial oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work unsupervised at times.
  • A certified typing score of at least 30 CWPM, taken within the last six months, must be submitted with the application. Only typing tests taken at and certified by Alternative Staffing and the SC Department of Employment and Workforce are accepted.

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Posted: October 16, 2020

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